Reporter Calls Out Man Who Sexually Assaulted Her On Live TV

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Why do some men feel it is okay to touch a woman without her consent as if she were his property? Women ask questions like this every day to themselves as they come across incidents of public sexual assault and harassment daily. Nowadays with so many brutal incidents of rape and murder of women happening in the country, it becomes easy to assume that the world will probably never be a safe enough space for women.

Speaking of women facing sexual assault and harassment on an everyday basis, a US reporter was touched inappropriately by a runner while she was on live television covering a marathon.

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According to a report by The Indian Express, footage of the reporter, Alex Bozarjian who works for US television station WSAV, being “smacked on the butt” by a runner while she was covering the Savannah Bridge Run has gone viral on the internet. The video shows how the woman was left speechless for a few seconds after which she composed herself and continued with her reporting.

Watch the video here:

The reporter later shared the video on Twitter and called out the man.

“To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere! Do better.”

Have a look at her tweet:

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People on Twitter have shown immense support to the reported and condemned the act of the man who thought it was okay to sexually assault a woman, especially on live TV, and thought he could get away with it.

This is not the first time something like this is happening. Recently, a man tried to forcibly kiss a female reporter during an interview on live television. Even our own Neha Kakkar was forcibly kissed by an Indian Idol 11 contestant on live TV without her consent.

While many chant #NotAllMen, there are enough men out there whose sexual predatory tendencies scar the being of several women. While incidents like this don’t seem to stop, women need to speak out and take action immediately and set an example that one cannot get away with such behaviour.

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